Peasant with family

Peasant with family

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Caption: A peasant with his wife and family. The mother is smoking tobacco with a pipe. The father wears attached to his girdle, a tobacco purse, knife case, and his flint and steel, by which the Chinese light a pipe very expeditiously. The feet of the children are bound in bandages to restrict the growth of the feet. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London, 1805.

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Keywords: clothing, costume, english, historical, history, the costume of china illustrated in forty-eight c

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